Stan Kenton
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1911-12-15
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Biography

Pianist and bandleader. Born in Wichita, Kansas, Kenton spent his teenage years in and around Los Angeles, which was to remain his principal base. He formed his first big band in 1940, and not only did it soon acquire the ...

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Pianist and bandleader. Born in Wichita, Kansas, Kenton spent his teenage years in and around Los Angeles, which was to remain his principal base. He formed his first big band in 1940, and not only did it soon acquire the name 'Artistry in Rhythm Orchestra', but it had many of the characteristics of Kenton's subsequent bands.

It was a large (14 plus) group, it used forward thinking arrangements by Kenton himself and by Pete Rugolo (from 1945), and its combination of a big modernistic sound with talented ensemble and solo work caught the public imagination, at a time when conventional swing big bands were going out of fashion.

Re-formed in 1947 as his Progressive Jazz Orchestra and again in 1949 as the giant 43-piece Innovations In Modern Music Orchestra, Kenton's band continued to play innovative and unusual arrangements. He recruited some exceptional soloists, and even though some of his work was bombastic and pretentious, the playing of such musicians as trumpeters Maynard Ferguson, Shorty Rogers and Ernie Royal, trombonists Carl Fontana and Frank Rosolino, and saxophonists Pepper Adams, Bob Cooper, Stan Getz, and Bud Shank, meant that there was always plenty of high quality solo playing.

It is also true that the band was substantially more popular with the public than it was with jazz critics, and this remained true of the succession of large bands Kenton led in the wake of his 'Innovations' orchestra until his death.

Kenton was an energetic man , and a ceaseless self-publicist, and although his health failed occasionally as a consequence of the pressure of work he kept up, he became a hugely influential figure, particularly in jazz education, where his big bands became the model for school and college groups in many parts of the United States. His own playing was less important historically than his arranging and bandleading.



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The Peanut Vendor
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The Peanut Vendor The Peanut Vendor The Peanut Vendor The Peanut Vendor
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Frank Speaking
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Frank Speaking Frank Speaking Frank Speaking Frank Speaking
Laurindo Almeida, Gregory Bemko, Stan Kenton & The Innovations Orchestra
Cello-logy
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Cello-logy Cello-logy Cello-logy Cello-logy
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And Her Tears Flowed Like Wine
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And Her Tears Flowed Like Wine And Her Tears Flowed Like Wine And Her Tears Flowed Like Wine And Her Tears Flowed Like Wine
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Tampico
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Tampico Tampico Tampico Tampico
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Hot Canary
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Hot Canary Hot Canary Hot Canary Hot Canary
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Eager Beaver
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Eager Beaver Eager Beaver Eager Beaver Eager Beaver
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Younger Than Springtime
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Younger Than Springtime Younger Than Springtime Younger Than Springtime Younger Than Springtime
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Opus In Pastels
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Opus In Pastels Opus In Pastels Opus In Pastels Opus In Pastels
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Machito
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Machito Machito Machito Machito
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Interlude
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Interlude Interlude Interlude Interlude
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Shadow Waltz
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Shadow Waltz Shadow Waltz Shadow Waltz Shadow Waltz
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Reuben's Blues
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Reuben's Blues Reuben's Blues Reuben's Blues Reuben's Blues
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The Singing Oyster
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The Singing Oyster The Singing Oyster The Singing Oyster The Singing Oyster
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All About Ronnie
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All About Ronnie All About Ronnie All About Ronnie All About Ronnie
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Soothe Me
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Soothe Me Soothe Me Soothe Me Soothe Me
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Painted Rhythm
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Painted Rhythm Painted Rhythm Painted Rhythm Painted Rhythm
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You're The Top
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You're The Top You're The Top You're The Top You're The Top
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Two Moose In Caboose
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Two Moose In Caboose Two Moose In Caboose Two Moose In Caboose Two Moose In Caboose
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My Funny Valentine
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My Funny Valentine My Funny Valentine My Funny Valentine My Funny Valentine
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I’m Glad There Is You
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I’m Glad There Is You I’m Glad There Is You I’m Glad There Is You I’m Glad There Is You
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23 N 82 W
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23 N 82 W 23 N 82 W 23 N 82 W 23 N 82 W
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Intermission Riff
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Intermission Riff Intermission Riff Intermission Riff Intermission Riff
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I Been Down In Texas
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I Been Down In Texas I Been Down In Texas I Been Down In Texas I Been Down In Texas
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Fascinating Rhythm
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Fascinating Rhythm Fascinating Rhythm Fascinating Rhythm Fascinating Rhythm
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Blue Ghost
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Blue Ghost Blue Ghost Blue Ghost Blue Ghost
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Down In Chi-Hua-Hua
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Down In Chi-Hua-Hua Down In Chi-Hua-Hua Down In Chi-Hua-Hua Down In Chi-Hua-Hua
Stan Kenton & June Christy
Tampico
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Tampico Tampico Tampico Tampico
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Lullabye Of Broadway
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Lullabye Of Broadway Lullabye Of Broadway Lullabye Of Broadway Lullabye Of Broadway
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Lover
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Lover Lover Lover Lover
Nat King Cole & Stan Kenton
Orange Colored Sky
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Orange Colored Sky Orange Colored Sky Orange Colored Sky Orange Colored Sky
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Invention For Guitar and Trumpet
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Invention For Guitar and Trumpet Invention For Guitar and Trumpet Invention For Guitar and Trumpet Invention For Guitar and Trumpet
Stan Kenton, Buddy Childers, Maynard Ferguson, Conte Candoli, Don Dennis, Ruben McFall, Bob Burgess, Frank Rosolino, George Roberts, Vinnie Dean, Richie Kamuca, Bill Holman, Bob Gioga, Sal Salvador, Don Bagley, Stan Levey, Keith Moon, BILL RUSSO & Lee Knoitz
My Lady
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My Lady My Lady My Lady My Lady
Stan Kenton & June Christy
I Told Ya I Love Ya (feat. June Christy)
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I Told Ya I Love Ya (feat. June Christy) I Told Ya I Love Ya (feat. June Christy) I Told Ya I Love Ya (feat. June Christy) I Told Ya I Love Ya (feat. June Christy)
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Tuxedo Junction
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Tuxedo Junction Tuxedo Junction Tuxedo Junction Tuxedo Junction
Stan Kenton & Art Pepper
Unison Riff (feat. Art Pepper)
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Unison Riff (feat. Art Pepper) Unison Riff (feat. Art Pepper) Unison Riff (feat. Art Pepper) Unison Riff (feat. Art Pepper)
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Body and Soul
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Body and Soul Body and Soul Body and Soul Body and Soul
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Fuego Cubano (Cuban Fire)
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Fuego Cubano (Cuban Fire) Fuego Cubano (Cuban Fire) Fuego Cubano (Cuban Fire) Fuego Cubano (Cuban Fire)
Nat King Cole / Stan Kenton
Orange Coloured Sky
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Orange Coloured Sky Orange Coloured Sky Orange Coloured Sky Orange Coloured Sky
Stan Kenton & Stan Kenton
Happy Birthday
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Happy Birthday Happy Birthday Happy Birthday Happy Birthday
Stan Kenton & June Christy
Yes, Sir That's My Baby (feat. June Christy)
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Yes, Sir That's My Baby (feat. June Christy) Yes, Sir That's My Baby (feat. June Christy) Yes, Sir That's My Baby (feat. June Christy) Yes, Sir That's My Baby (feat. June Christy)
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I Feel Pretty
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I Feel Pretty I Feel Pretty I Feel Pretty I Feel Pretty
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